Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The YouTubing of ABC

Virtualpolitik friend David Folkenflik has recently reported on how layoffs at ABC indicate that news programmers there might follow the lead of other networks and news broadcasters and adopt the techniques of so-called "citizen journalism" in which participants record events without management by media professionals.

You know, one of the things that ABC has been experimenting with is being much more nimble. Think of some of the footage we saw from Haiti in recent weeks. Anderson Cooper of CNN among many others, holding his own camera getting exceptionally good digital footage out there. There have been number of anchors and correspondents at ABC, you think of people like Dan Harris and Bill Weir, have been experimenting with that over the last year.



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